CHAMBER NEWS—OCTOBER 2015Madras - Jefferson CountyChamber of CommerceBoard of DirectorsKathy Duman, PresidentEagle Crest Properties Yarrow Living RealtorAurolyn Stwyer,Vice PresidentRed Skye Trading Post,Warm SpringsStar Todd, TreasurerMadras ComputersRoyce EmbanksStudio on 5th, MadrasLaura CrockerChachKa Group, MadrasPatrick BoylePayneWest Insurance, Madras2Fall is here! A favorite time of the year for so manypeople. For some it gives them time to enjoy a littleslower pace of life, for others it is a time to enjoy allthe school sports , as well as not being buried downwith outside maintenance jobs around their homes.Of course, the community events are still going on, soit gives us all some activities, as well as some cultural enjoyment toexperience. On October 10th the Museum at Warm Springs will behosting their OctoberFeast at the Museum, the Kiwanis OktoberFest will happen in Sahalee Park on the 17th, and on the same daythe Annual Cowdeo at the Fairgrounds will be going on. The morningof the 24th is the monthly Pancake Breakfast in Metolius at the Depotand the Annual Buff Booster have their Crab Feed on the 24th in theevening at the RAPA Building on Clackamas Drive.Remember to get your business registered with the Chamber Office forthe Annual Merchant’s Halloween Costume Contest! The judgingwill be on Friday, the 30th , from 9am to 4pm. It is always a ton of funforeveryone.HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO EVERYONE!Carol TollefsonDirector OSU COARC, MadrasMike Ahern, CommissionerJefferson CountyPat Hanenkrat, DirectorCity of MetoliusOffice StaffJoe KrenowiczExecutive DirectorHelen HoutsAdministrative Assistant2
CHAMBER NEWS— OCTOBER 20153Spotted Owl, Sucker Fish, Spotted Frog. What do they have in common? They are speciesthat have negatively impacted or could impact local industries and economies. In the 1980’s theSpotted Owl changed the logging industry in Jefferson County when logging trucks and equipmentwas a visual mainstay in Madras. Now we are lucky to see a few trucks in a week still employing avery small number of people. The agricultural industry and in Klamath Falls, they are still reelingand adjusting to the Sucker Fish being identified as a protected species in relations to wateraccess for the fish.Now the Spotted Frog may be the largest concern our local agricultural industry will have in thecoming future. There has been many Madras Pioneer front page news articles regarding the potential legal actionsour North Unit Irrigation District (NUID) may be facing regarding the Spotted Frog’s access to the water the districtdistributes in Jefferson County. The agriculture industry rates in, the top non governmental industries in employmentnumbers, income production and production exports from our county. A frog can totally disrupt this industrypermanently.Why am I addressing this? Why should you care as a business owner, manager, property owner and an employee inMadras and surrounding communities? Jobs, bottom lines, growth, stability, quality of life are a few reasons. Fromarticles in the Madras Pioneer, articles that have come across my desk and many conversations, the Spotted Frogwill be a game changer to our area if decisions and actions are made to the detriment of NUID and the JeffersonCounty farmers and ranchers. Ultimately trickling down to your sales, to your bottom line and to your employees.What can you do? Stay aware of the issue, attend community information meetings addressing the Spotted Frog andbe prepared to present your thoughts on how the Spotted Frog will impact your business, industry and community.The Chamber will be forwarding meeting notices, information that comes from our agriculture community and we mayreach out to you for assistance in protecting our businesses and economy.“Chamber’s Wandering Mystery Camera Clip” See last month’s Clip on Page 9 in Member Spotlight.Congratulations to Teri Drew with Mid Oregon Credit Union in Madras for the lucky draw of the Mystery Camera Clipin the September Newsletter. Good Luck to you in your quest of finding the Mystery Clip in this month’s issue.The “Wandering Mystery Camera Clip” will be a picture of part of a member’s business, or a place, which will belocated somewhere in Jefferson County. We may or may not, give a hint each time,where the business or place is located.Our purpose is that you are more aware of what and where our member businessesare located. When you look at the photo in the newsletter and recognize the place ofbusiness, call us with the name and location of the business or place featured.GOOD LUCK!The first 10 caller’s names will be put in a pot & the winner will be drawn from thosenames for the free business card ad in next month’s Newsletter. We will announcethe winner in our next month’s newsletter.Our “Wandering Mystery Camera Clip” business this month is where youreceive assurance that everything will be alright when a disaster happens atyour home or wherever you might be .hmmm?3
CHAMBER NEWS— OCTOBER 20154Jefferson County Library Film Center Presents Rodriguez Annex Films ctober2nd 7:30pm9th 16th 7:30pm23rd 7:30pm“Vertigo” NR Alfred HitchcockNO FILM“Big Eyes” PG 13 Recent Release“What We Do In The Shadows” RNew Zealand Vampire Mockumentary7th & “B” Streets Madras, Oregon www.jcld.org 541.475.3351Films are Free Refreshments always available!4
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CHAMBER NEWS— OCTOBER 20156Discovering Natures Wonders Bruce W. Irwin; PO Box 752, Madras, OR 97741;541.475.7427;Bruce-Irwin@att.net; www.DiscoveringNaturesWonders.org. This is a Non-Profit Organization thatprepares grant funding proposals for projects developing outdoor environmental learning centers.Develops fish viewing stream profile chambers, nature education and interpretive facilities.Rodriguez Landscaping Jesse Rodriguez, Owner, Madras, Oregon, 541.350.7381, Joined in: 2008Best Cleaners and Restoration Jim Puddy, Owner, Madras, Oregon, 541.749.0570. Joined in: 2011Best Buy Signs & Trophys Darby & Gary Campbell, Madras, Oregon, 5413923.7546, Joined in:2008Desert Peaks Golf Club Dean Ditmore, Manager, Madras, Oregon , 541.475.6368, Joined in: 2006Willow Canyon Properties Rick Allen, Owner, Madras, Oregon, 541.475.8000, Joined in: 2003Figaro’s Pizza Tom Hansen, Owner, Madras, Oregon, 541.475.1044, Joined in: 1995Cove Electric, Inc. Jeremy & Vanessa Nilles, Owners, Culver, Oregon, 541.788.8450, Joined in: 2014Keith Mfg. Co. Mark Foster, President, Madras, Oregon, 541.475.3802, Joined in: 2005Sweet Virginia’s B&B Tryna Muilenburg, Owner, Metolius, Oregon, 541.546.3031, Joined in: 2006Madras Saturday Market Nancy Klatt, Mkt. Manager, Culver, Oregon, 541.546.6778, Joined in: 2007Seniors of JC/Senior Center Louise Muir, Director, Madras, Oregon, 541.475.1148, Joined in: 2005Washington Federal Bank Janice Marshall, Manager, Madras, Oregon, 541.475.5339, Joined in: 2010Pacific Crest Roofing Steven & Michelle Bartlett,Owners, Culver,Oregon, 541.546.7679, Joined in: 2013J.C. Habitat for Humanity Mona Hardman, President, Madras, Oregon, 541.460.0159, Joined in: 2014Mosaic Medical Madras, Oregon, 541.475.7800, Joined in: 2006D’s Lock & Keys Dave Carlson, Owner, Madras, Oregon, 541.279.3096, Joined in: 2013Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant Salvador Galvan, Mgr., Madras, Ore., 541.475.6873, Joined in: 2006Midland Realty Sharon Brackett/Vic Delamarter, 541.475.6161Madras, Oregon, Joined in: 19926
CHAMBER NEWS— OCTOBER 20157YAAAAA it is a dream turned true!A long road but with all of the help from many individuals in our community, Jefferson County Board ofCommissioners, City of Madras and NW Farm Credit the new bathroom facility has come true! Thank youto ALL that helped with the process of bringing this dream to reality for your County Facility.Oregon Hereford Association will be hosting their show at the Fair Complex this year for the first time –October 8-11, 2015. On that same weekend Saturday October 10 th is your Jefferson County Fair Courttryouts. This is the crowning of the 2016 Fair Court Queen and Princess.Believe it or not this year marks the 47 th Annual Cowdeo! It started in 1968 by St. Patrick’s CatholicChurch. In 2003 the Jefferson County Fair Complex took over the fundraising event and turned it into afundraising opportunity for not only the Fair Complex, but for other organizations and groups. Cowdeo’s mission is providingan opportunity for kids’ ages 5 to 14 to experience friendly rodeo competition in a family atmosphere, while contributing tocommunity non-profit organizations. So come support the kids October 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM with premier sponsor IdentityZone, TS&S Ford and DMJ Automotive. We, your Jefferson County Fair Board, Cowdeo Committee and staff look forwardto seeing you there!!Don’t forget about the biggest Halloween Party in Jefferson County at the Fair Complex Halloween night hosted by LivingHope Christian Church.We then welcome back the Oregon Falconers Association who have been coming and renting your facility for many yearsnow. OFA will be back at the Fair Complex November 6-8, 2015.We finish the 2015 year off with a Saturday Market Bazaar Saturday, December 12, 2015. Throughout the next 3 monthsthere are many private events utilizing your Jefferson County Fair Complex facility.We thank you Jefferson County for your continued support of your Jefferson County Fair Complex!!430 S.W. Fairgrounds Road Madras, Oregon 977417
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very small number of people. The agricultural industry and in Klamath Falls, they are still reeling and adjusting to the Sucker Fish being identified as a protected species in relations to water access for the fish. Now the Spotted Frog may be the largest concern our local agricultural industry will have in the coming future. There has been .